Dec 13, 2011

My Most requested recipe: Broccoli Salad

I am not a huge veggie person, but found this to be one of my favorite creations and probably my most requested recipe, so I thought I would just put it on my blog for all to enjoy!

  • 1 bunch broccoli, uncooked, washed; cut into florets (I buy the bag at Costco for like $3.99 and use about ½ the bag
  • ½ cup cooked bacon, crumbled (I buy the pre-cooked bacon pieces at Costco or SAM’s Club, really good and REALLY easy) NOT BACON BITS
  • ½ cup cashews (most expensive ingredient, I buy the container, GUESS WHERE? Costco)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup red/purple onion, chopped

  • 1 cup mayo                         
  • 1/3 cup sugar             
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (rice vinegar or other kinds work OK too)

Step 1: 
  • Mix the broccoli, bacon, cashews, raisins and onions in large bowl.
  • In a second bowl, beat dressing ingredients together gently until smooth.
Step 2:
  • About 10 minutes before serving, toss the salad with the dressing to allow flavors to meld.
It is really super easy and super good.  Great for party appetizers!  Most people like it and it has some kind of veggies in it too, right!?
Side Note: You can also mix together and refrigerate overnight, just don’t mix salad and dressing until right before serving.


  1. Love this recipe, but we add cheese and use sunflower seeds. I wish I had all the stuff right now, it sounds so good.

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe.I always prefer souplantation while eating out using their souplantation coupons by which i used to save $10.But with your recipe if i make it successfully then i can save more money than coupons.